The most expensive record ever sold is the original pressing of The Beatles’ “Please Please Me”, which went for $790,500 in 2013. The second most expensive record ever sold is another Beatles LP, this time their “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album. The record was bought for $290,500 by a private collector in 2015.
The most valuable vinyl album ever sold is the test pressing of Pink Floyd’s “Ummagumma” album, which went for $19,875 in 2016. The second most valuable vinyl album is Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti”, which fetched $14,000 at auction in 2017. The third most valuable vinyl album is yet another Pink Floyd record: the band’s “Dark Side Of The Moon”, which made its way onto the auction block for $13,000 in 2016.
The rarest records ever sold include John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme”, which went for $21,000 at auction in 1998; Miles Davis’ “Kind Of Blue”, which fetched $20,000 at auction in 2000; and Bob Dylan’s “Highway 61 Revisited”, which made its way into the hands of a private collector after being sold at auction for $19.
Last modified: September 20, 2022